Shop Small & Support Local this Holiday Season: Lincoln, NE Holiday Gift Guide

We are new to Nebraska–we moved here in May, from Arizona. And I have made it my mission to discover all of the local small businesses, locally-owned restaurants, and local makers & artists to support! I have discovered that the Lincoln maker + small biz landscape is SO RICH!! Read below and I guarantee you will be introduced to at least a few businesses or makers that you weren’t aware of before! 🙂

Thanks to tips from my Instagram followers, plus my own explorations, I have compiled this holiday shopping guide to help you support Lincoln-area small businesses and makers this holiday season. Let’s be honest… Amazon and big box stores DO NOT need our purchases to “get by” this year; but small businesses and local entrepreneurs CERTAINLY DO! It has been a doozy of a year, and I am so excited to shop small for holiday gifts this year. The purpose of this gift guide is to make shopping local EASY for you this year!

Even if you don’t have the finances to purchase from many of these businesses, you can support them by following them on Instagram (each one is linked via the pictures below) and by liking, commenting, and/or sharing their posts! You can also follow along with my future Nebraska adventures on Instagram!

Here are some of my favorite gift ideas from local businesses. But you can also check out Love, The Locals (2020 online holiday marketplace for Nebraska makers & small businesses) for more ideas from these businesses and more!

Unique (and Nebraska-Themed) Gifts for Anyone on Your List:

Little Mountain Print Shoppe: You have to check out Little Mountain’s Instagram “Reels” to see their cool way of printing these clothing items by hand! Each design was hand-drawn and has a really cool local vibe and color palette. There’s a reason I chose to partner with them for my own Instagram photos announcing this gift guide… I love their organic and natural vibe!! You can shop these awesome items IN PERSON at their shop, and might even be lucky enough to meet Joe, the artist and mastermind of this local business. You can also shop online here. MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) Lincoln Nebr. Eco Red Hoodie, $40 (2) Nebraska Big Sky Shirt, $20 or hoodie, $40; (3) NE Hand-Lettered Red Hat, $20; (4) For Her: The Good Life Tee (Sunset), $20; (5) For Him: Lincoln Nebr. Navy Tee, $20… These are just a few of my favs! It is worth visiting the site here to browse more of the designs available! You can also check out Little Mountain Print Shoppe’s goods at a “Love, The Locals” sponsored pop-up at Wax Buffalo on Sunday, Nov. 29th–so mark your calendar!
The Loft by Lee Douglas Interiors: Have you heard of/been to this shop in the cutest building ever, near 48th & Pioneers?! In addition to home decor, they have LOTS of unique gift options (you can shop online or in person)… including fun novelty items and gifts for kids too!! MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) Map of Lincoln Flask $35; (2) Charcuterie Essentials (wood cheese board & serving knives set), $68; (3) “Bitch, Please. I’m From Nebraska” Mug, $15; (4) Ain’t No Hood Like Motherhood stainless steel tumbler, $26; (5) Personal Fireplace Kit (small cement table-top fireplace w/ matches – make s’mores indoors), $88; (6) “Talk Foodie To Me” Spoon Rest, $15
From Nebraska: I recently stopped in to this large gift shop in the Haymarket and had a blast browsing around. (Bonus, their shop also houses the James Arthur Vineyards wine tasting room!) From Nebraska also sells some of their Nebraska-centric goods online! MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) Nebraska The Good Life Campfire Mug, $12 (I have this one in red!); (2) Nebraska Pride Gift Basket, $64; (3) Yes you can”dle” candles, $20; (4) “The Nebraskan” Gift Basket, $44; (5) Nebraska (UNL) Matching Game for kids, $10

For more unique gift ideas, also check out Ten Thousand Villages in the Haymarket for an assortment of handmade fair trade items from around the world!

Paper Kite: This ADORABLE local shop has a ton of great baby and kid items, but did you know that they also have an assortment of home goods, beauty items, candles, paper goods, stationery, and more?! (They even have beautiful holiday decor & ornaments, cards, and wrapping paper.) You can shop their unique goods online or in-store. There are so many great gift options, it was REALLY HARD to pick just a few to share here! MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) Maps Jigsaw Puzzle, $34 (featuring colorful illustrated maps of Amsterdam, Athens, London, and Mexico City); (2) Acorn Bag (a basket-style little girl’s purse for collecting & carrying trinkets), $39; (3) Market Playset (wooden toys), $25; (4) Le Jardin Botanist Case, $68 (includes one Flower Press, a Magnifying Glass, one Notebook and three boxes for secret treasures); (5) “You’re Like, Really Pretty” Soy Candle, $21; (6) Citrus Floral Recipe Tin, $36; (7) “Over It AF” Mug, $10
KD Designs: Get your wallets READY to shop, because this family-run business located in the Haymarket (and some inventory online) has some AWESOME and unique gift options!! KD Designs started as a handmade jewelry business, and has expanded into a storefront featuring a variety of gift items, decor, and of course, jewelry. MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) Yardzee Outdoor Game, $39.99 (large wooden outdoor dice, made by the shop owner’s son to fund college!); (2) Gift Boxes (for kids and adults, there are too many great gift box options, definitely browse them all!!!), $19.99 to $49.99; (3) Medium Wooden Scrabble-Piece Letterboard, $28.99; (4) Build-Your-Own Necklace or Bracelet (choose all the parts & charms to create a unique necklace or bracelet), price varies; (5) White Claw Candles (available in-store)

Home Decor, Candles, Plants, and More:

Wax Buffalo: perhaps the most well-known small business in LNK! You can order their amazing candles online, but stopping into their shop in the Haymarket is even more fun… you will dig the aesthetic AND get to sniff all the amazing candle scents in person. It is a can’t-miss destination in Lincoln, in my opinion. MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) The Candle Lab: Pour Your Own Candle Set, $40; (2) Seriously any of their candles, $22-$34; (3) Specifically, the Campfire Coffee Candle (coffee scented candle in a reusable mug = 2 gifts in one!), $28; and (4) Deluxe Seasonal Curated Subscription Box (candle + awesome seasonal goodies), $35
Modern Basik Ceramics: How gorgeous are these vases, handcrafted here in Lincoln?! Modern Basik has beautiful vases, planters, trinket dishes, and more available online through their website. MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) 8″ Truncated Octahedron Vase, $45; (2) “Chubby” Marbled Truncated Octahedron Vase, $35; (3) Sedona Succulent Pot, $35; and (4) “Chubby” Truncated Octahedron Vase, $35
Campbell’s Nursery: Give the gift of a live plant to someone you love this year! Campbell’s is my personal favorite destination for house plants. Stop by and pick out a pretty houseplant + decorative pot to really make someone smile this year! 🙂
Feya Candles: Gifts that give back!! Feya was started 7 years ago, and the candles are hand-poured right here in Lincoln. Every candle purchased from Feya provides a meal to a child in need. For every bar of soap sold, they donate one to a homeless shelter or mission. Every reed diffuser purchased provides clean water to places in need around the world. So neat!! You can read more about the Feya Foundation here. MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) 6.5 oz. candles in a variety of delicious scents, $17; (2) 4 oz. Hand Soaps in a variety of delicious secents, $8; (3) Reed Diffusers in a variety of delicious scents, $24; (4) 20 oz. Candles, $30
Cooper & Co.: Lincoln’s favorite family-owned and operated furniture & decor store is also a great destination for holiday gift shopping! MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) cozy throw blanket; (2) cute home signs; and (3) candles!
Of The Earth Florals: Wow, Wow, Wow! How pretty are these Instagram photos?! Step into Of The Earth Florals to order a custom floral arrangement for your loved one, or shop for a live plant & pot, or beautiful dried pampas grass! I just recently purchased a dried bouquet of flowers, greens, and pampas for $18, and I am obsessed with how pretty it is! In store, you can also check out their paper goods and candles.
Opal and Prim: Give the gift of a one-of-a-kind pressed floral arrangement to your favorite nature-lover. 🙂 (FYI, they can also preserve your own bridal bouquet after the big day!!) MY FAV GIFT PICKS (note, these are one-of-a-kind and could sell out): (1) Pressed Wildflowers in Frame, $70; (2) Pressed Eucalyptus in Frame, $30
Chicory Lane Candle Co.: Local hand-poured candles in delicious scents! MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) 8 oz. Scented Candle in Tin, $18; (2) Holiday Gift Pack, $50 (4 holiday-scented candles in a gift box)

For the Foodies + Coffee & Local Craft Beer Lovers:

Goldenrod Pastries: Gift the gift of tasty baked goods to your favorite loved ones this year! I am obsessed with Goldenrod’s delicious assortment of gluten-free and sometimes dairy-free goodies. This is one of my favorite places to take EVERYONE who visits us in Lincoln. 🙂 MY FAV GIFT IDEAS: (1) Stop in and pack a customized box of freshly baked goodies; (2) Perfectly Golden Cookbook: Adaptable Recipes for Sweet and Simple Treats, $29.95 (gluten free? dairy free? egg free? and more… then you need this baking cookbook! FYI you can get an autographed copy in-store); (3) Teal Goldenrod Pastries Coffee Mug, $14
The Mill Coffee & Tea: Small batch coffee, roasted here in Lincoln! The Mill has so many great coffee and loose-leaf tea varieties available in their coffee shops and online! When you visit one of their four Lincoln locations, you can browse all the coffee, tea, mugs, brewing essentials, hats, t-shirts, journals, and more. MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) Coffee Monthly Subscription (choose type of coffee, whole bean/ground/k-cups, etc., and length of subscription), price varies; (2) The Mill Chai Mix, $11.95; (3) Chemex Classic Coffee Maker, $35; (4) Quarantine Coffee Kit (Four fresh-roasted coffees from all over the world + travel pour-over coffee maker + a classic Mill mug +12 filters), $29.95; and (5) The Mill Campfire Mug – Steel Version, $19.95
The Chocolate Season: Stop into their cute location to shop for the most beautiful & delectable assortments of chocolates, truffles, toffee, baked goods, and more! Or conveniently shop online for the same types of yummy goodies! MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) Classic Gift Box, $25 (includes Sweet Caramel Corn, 1/2 lb Fudge and a 4-piece Artisan Chocolate Box); (2) Netflix ‘N Nosh Gift Box, $40 (includes Jumbo Browned Butter Chocolate Toffee Cookies, a TCS Artisan Chocolate Bar, Sweet Caramel Corn or Rocky Road Popcorn, and Cold Brew); (3) Sweet ‘N Salty Gift Box, $42 (includes a hand-made chocolate bar, jumbo browned butter toffee cookies, milk chocolate-covered potato chips, and a bag of sweet caramel corn); (4) 15-Piece Artisan Chocolates, $30
LuLuBee Chocolates: Don’t these photos make you want to swoon?! LuLuBee’s award-winning artisanal chocolates (and more) are made right here in Lincoln. And I just found out they are opening a storefront in a few weeks (in Village Gardens at 5720 Hidcote Dr. Ste 101). Stay tuned to their social media to find out when it is open! MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) 6-Piece Bonbon Collection, $14; (2) Dark Chocolate Toffee Bar, $8; (3) 12-Piece Bonbon Collection, $28; (4) Milk Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels, $12
The Coffee Roaster: This 25-year Lincoln coffee biz uses a unique method of “air roasting” coffee beans, to avoid a burnt or bitter coffee taste. The Coffee Roaster also has a “Community Give Back Program,” partnering with other organizations “to uplift and enlighten those in our community who strive to better the world.” Pretty cool! MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) The Coffee Roaster Coffee Beans, available from 8 oz. up to 5lbs., $8 and up; (2) Coffee Press To Go, $30 (20 oz. steel travel press brewer for on-the-go!); (3) Coffee Roaster Cork-Bottom Mug, $16; (4) Loose-Leaf Teas, from $4.45
Tasty Good Toffee: This delish small-batch, handmade toffee makes a great gift, and was another recent discovery of mine at a holiday shopping event. I met Katie, the owner and toffee maker, who told me that this business began with her grandma’s toffee recipe, and then expanded into many new and fun recipes! I noticed that when you shop online, you can score free shipping with a $35+ order. But the Tasty Good website also has a list of locations where you can find their toffees in stores, if you prefer to shop in person. MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) A bag of toffee in one of their DELISH flavors (like Churro, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt, Hot Cocoa, White Chocolate Pecan, and more), $6 for 3 oz. or $14 for 8 oz.; (2) Tasty Good Toffee Classic 3-pack, $42; or (3) A Tasty Good Toffee Gift Card, $15+
The Gourmet Granola: This Omaha-based small business saw the gift guide and wanted to join in on the local love, so I am including them here! The Gourmet Granola provides yummy low-sugar snacks in a variety of fun flavors, and they are all gluten and dairy-free too! In addition to shopping online, their products are available in certain Lincoln-area HyVee stores too! MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) Bourbon Maple Granola, $7; (2) Granola 3-Bag Bundle, $20; and (3) Bacon Me Crazy Granola, $7
Clean Juice: This local spot offers up health-conscious eats and cold-pressed juices. All of their ingredients are certified organic, and their yummy food options include seasonal smoothies, salads, avocado toasts and açaí bowls. Yummmm! Also check out their juice cleanse options to boost your health. GIFT IDEA: A Clean Juice gift card!

Don’t forget that LOCAL RESTAURANT GIFT CERTIFICATES also make a great gift! A few our favorite local restaurants are: Honest Abe’s; Hiro 88; LOCAL Beer Patio & Kitchen (South Lincoln); Sebastian’s Table & Waffleopolis; Muchachos (new in Downtown Lincoln); and Lazlo’s… but I’m sure you also have a lot of local restaurants that come to mind to support this holiday season!

For the craft beer (and/or cider) lovers, a 6-PACK (OR GROWLER) FROM A LOCAL BREWERY is the perfect gift, don’t ya think?! Gift certificates work too. 😉 Some of our favorites are Zipline Brewing, Glacial Till ciders; Boiler Brewing Co., Kincaider Brewing Co., and Saro Cider.

Self-Care Favorites: Give the Gift of an At-Home Spa Day

Aria Rose Bath Co.: These simply delicious bath & body products must be sniffed!! You can shop Aria Rose products at their storefront in South Lincoln, or online. MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) Room & Linen Spray, $12 (I have it in the Vanilla Rum scent… soooo delish!); (2) 8 oz. Sugar Scrub, $12 (they smell divine); (3) Scented Small Batch Body Lotions, $8-$26; (4) Scented Small Batch Bar Soaps, $7.50; (5) Scented Small Batch Liquid Soaps, $10-$18
Faded Plains: Botanical soaps with clean ingredients, made locally here in Nebraska. You can browse the site to shop soaps, lip balms, and more. MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) White Handmade Pottery Soap Dish, $22, paired with: (2) a Faded Plains Small Batch Bar Soap, $10
Nude Lip Balm: Lip balms made with love here in Lincoln. You can shop the selection and sets here, starting at $5 each. I think the limited edition Spiced Chai sounds amazing, but you also can’t go wrong with classic lavender!

For the Fashion Lovers (Men & Women):

ELEVATE: Absolutely swoon-worthy (a.k.a. gorgeous and quality) leather goods that help create sustainable global job solutions, to improve lives & transform communities… now that is a mission we can all get behind!! MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) Men’s Leather Bi-Fold Wallet, $60; (2) Leather Passport Wallet, $68; (3) Leather Tassel Keychain, $20; (4) Leather Crossbody Bag, $188; and (5) Men’s Two-Tone Leather Cuff Bracelet, $20
Be Yourself Boutique: Super stylish clothing & accessories you can shop online, or at their centrally-located storefront.
Cozy Moon Designs: Ok, I am cheating with this one a little bit, because this small biz is based out of Omaha. But I just had to include these gorgeous handmade knit beanies in the local gift guide! Aren’t they so pretty?! There are quite a few different beanie designs, ranging from $25 to $35, and you can shop them online here.
3 Daughters Boutique: You can shop their great collection of clothing & accessories in person at their downtown storefront (note: they are closed Mondays & Tuesdays), or online here!
Sapahn: A locally-owned small business featuring artisan-made (read: ethical) leather goods. “Sapahn” means “bridge” in Thai, and this awesome local biz encourages us to “be the bridge”…. MY FAV GIFT IDEAS: (1) For Him: Dale Money Clip, $48; (2) Parker Leather Wristlet Wallet, $135; (3) Fisher Leather Card Holder, $50; (4) Staney Leather Crossbody Wristlet, $175
Little Movements Apparel: Women’s athletic and athleisure wear, owned by two local “Boss Moms.” You can shop their selection online here!
402 Threads: Okkkkk these tees and sweatershirts are just way too cute!! Check out their selection of graphic tees and sweatshirts (and more) online here.
Willow + Sage Boutique: A brand new shop in South Lincoln, featuring “local, handmade, kids/baby, home decor,
jewelry, body care, and women’s clothing” … located at 145 S. 56th Street (check their Instagram for hours).
Tsuru: “Boho fashion with a ❤️ of locally made goods in downtown Lincoln…” Pretty cool, right?! You can shop Tsuru’s fun assortment of clothing and goods in person or online.
Edge Apparel: A locally-owned boutique in South Lincoln. You can also shop their styles online here! (They have some tops for men too, FYI!)
Patina Joe Boutique: A cute boho-cowgirl vibe boutique located outside of Lincoln, in Eagle. You can also shop their collection online!

Local Handmade Jewelry:

Four Blessings Jewelry: I just discovered Four Blessings a few days ago, at a holiday shopping soiree at Cooper & Co., and I met the very sweet owner and designer, Cindy. The huge selection of earrings I saw from Four Blessings was amazing, and I immediately zeroed in on a number of cute pairs I really loved! The photos above don’t even do them justice… definitely head to the website to browse and find out which ones stand out to you. They are super affordable too! MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) Gold Wire Hexagon Hoops, $14; (2) 2-inch Wooden Bead Hoops, $14; (3) Cork with Gold Fleck Teardrop, $12; (4) Shiny Rose Gold Cork Broad Cut Out Teardrop, $14; (5) White/Black/Sage Green Cork Cheetah, $12; and (6) Nebraska Wooden Studs, $12. Fun fact: the four blessings the business is named for are the owners’ three children and her dog Kobe. 🙂
Simplicities by Ty: I love these earthy handmade earrings… made by a local mompreneur! MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) Abstract Clay Earrings (white+gold+silver), $23; (2) Love Triangle Leather Earrings, $13; (3) Pinched Leaf Leather Earrings, $13; and (4) The Avynn Earrings, $23
DBH Boutique: beautiful locally handmade jewelry! MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) Cafe Studs earrings, $18; (2) Jules Hoops earrings, $26; (3) Dusty Rose Hoops, $26
BKV Bracelets: This is another local business I just discovered at the Cooper & Co. holiday shopping soiree. BKV has been beading bracelets since 2012. The bracelets feature natural stone & wooden beads, and are designed to be stackable. Aren’t they so fun?! You can browse & shop their collection online here.

More Unique Handmade Gifts:

Athena Handmade: Local maker Paige creates and sells custom wood-burned items (like the customized cutting boards pictured above), and fiber arts. She doesn’t appear to have a website at this time, so give her a follow on Instagram to see where she will be selling next or to contact her with questions and requests!
Owl People: This cute biz by local maker mama Kaitlyn offers some cute tees, decor, handmade masks, and other totally giftable handmade items! MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) Be Cozy Banner, $27; (2) Color Block Open Wide Zip Bag, $28; (3) Brave Strong Girl Banner, $27; (4) Indigo Dyed Open Wide Zip Bag, $28; (5) Merry + Happy Banner, $27… and if you are interested in the masks or tees, it looks like she has them available on Instagram (not in the Etsy shop)

Local Artists:

Brooke Petermann Art: I discovered Brooke’s art after I randomly met her at a local nature preserve and we started chatting. Her colorful designs are uplifting and inspiring! MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) An ORIGINAL colorful & inspiring piece of art, $35-$350 (2) Hand-painted Ceramic Ornament–Radiant, $25; and (3) “You are the actual best” Greeting Card, $5
Katie Nieland Art: A local Lincoln artist specializing in drawings, cut paper designs, paintings, nature and dinosaurs! You can shop all of her artwork online here. MY FAV GIFT PICKS: (1) Paper Polaroids: Adventure Series, $20 (super rad 3-d looking “polaroids” made with paper cut-outs); (2) “On The Plains” T-Shirt, $20; (3) Floral Bison T-Shirt (3 color-ways available), $20

PSSST, since you read all the way to the bottom of this gift guide, I have a surprise to thank you! I am launching a GIVEAWAY on Instagram soon with items and gift certificates from some of these local small businesses! You can enter the giveaway on Instagram when it launches in a few days… but you get a BONUS entry by leaving a comment on this blog post! Thanks for joining me in supporting local in Lincoln this holiday season!

81 Comments Add yours

  1. Tara Johnson says:

    I love to support our small businesses right here in Lincoln – you definitely chose some of my personal faves. ❤

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    1. The Lincoln small business scene has so much to offer! ❤ Thanks for checking out the gift guide. And keep an eye on Instagram for more info coming soon re: the giveaway!

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    2. Carly Horsley says:

      Love shopping small businesses! ❤

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      1. Yay, and thanks for checking out the gift guide and for supporting local!

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  2. Kaitlyn says:

    This is awesome! Nice work putting this all together!

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    1. Thanks for checking out the gift guide Kaitlyn! And actually, I’d love to add your shop to the gift guide!! I’ll do that today. Keep an eye on Instagram for more info coming soon re: the giveaway!

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  3. Kelcey Buck says:

    Thank you for this guide. Trying to make an extra effort to shop local this year, so it’s great to see all the options we have to do that in Lincoln!

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    1. Yay! Lincoln really does have so much to offer for shopping local! Thanks for checking out the gift guide, Kelcey. And keep an eye on Instagram for more info coming soon re: the giveaway!

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  4. Paige says:

    Thank you for the feature! You really chose some amazing local businesses and makers for this!

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    1. You are so welcome! Lincoln has so much to offer when it comes to shopping small. ❤ Thanks for checking out the gift guide. And keep an eye on Instagram for more info coming soon re: the giveaway!

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  5. Ginger says:

    You energy and creativity bless me and Nebraska is lucky to have you.
    So enjoyed seeing local talent creating
    some of my favorite things. 💗

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    1. Awww thank you so much for the uplifting words, my bonus mama! It has been so, so fun discovering all that Nebraska has to offer. Thanks so much for checking out the guide!

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  6. Alex Kolbo says:

    Wow! Very thorough and done so well! Thanks for helping so many shop local! This is very helpful!

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    1. Thanks so much for checking out the gift guide, Alex! Lincoln has so much to offer… I could probably keep adding to the post for weeks! Keep an eye on Instagram for more giveaway details, coming in a few days!

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  7. Jess says:

    Wow! I’ve lived in Nebraska my whole life and this blog post has introduced me to some fun shops that I didn’t even know we had! Thanks so much!!

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    1. That makes me so happy to hear! I had a blast searching out all of these businesses, and I could probably keep adding to it for weeks! Lincoln has so much to offer. Thanks for checking out the gift guide! Stay tuned for more info about the giveaway coming soon on Instagram!

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  8. Kelli says:

    Wonderful list of our fantastic local artisans. So glad you listed Love, the Locals! They are amazing at bringing together super cool & varied seasonal markets.

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    1. Thanks for checking out the gift guide, Kelli! Love, The Locals has been a great resource. Hopefully next year their market can be in person again! Stay tuned on Instagram for the giveaway details, coming soon. 🙂

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  9. Cheryl Russell says:

    Wow! Thank you for all this wonderful shopping info! I will be sure to visit these shops!

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    1. Thanks so much for checking out the gift guide, Cheryl! Lincoln has so many great local shops and businesses to support! Stay tuned to Instagram for more details about the giveaway, coming soon.

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  10. Thank you for this list! I love supporting local small businesses!!

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    1. Yay, awesome! Thanks for checking out the gift guide, and hopefully you found some good ideas! Stay tuned to Instagram for more details about the giveaway, coming soon.

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  11. Erika says:

    This is just stunning. I love learning about new businesses! I’m so excited to go shopping 😉

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    1. That’s awesome Erika! Thanks so much for checking out the gift guide and getting some ideas. Stay tuned to Instagram for more giveaway details, coming soon!

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  12. Carrie says:

    Awesome. 2020 is all about local

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    1. Yeah, it sure is!! Thanks for checking out the gift guide, Carrie! Stay tuned to Instagram for more details about the giveaway, coming soon!

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  13. Rachel says:

    Thank you so much for putting this together – so great!

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    1. Thanks for checking out the gift guide, Rachel! Stay tuned for more info re: the giveaway coming soon on Instagram!

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  14. Sarah Gropp says:

    Thanking for supporting local and for putting together this great guide!!

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    1. Thanks for checking out the gift guide Sarah! Stay tuned for more giveaway details coming to Instagram soon! 🙂

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  15. Liz says:

    Thank you for creating this guide! I now have some new places to go check out!

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    1. Thanks for checking out the gift guide and supporting local businesses!

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  16. Samantha Sorgea says:

    Love all of these shops! So many great ideas for gifts. I’ll be sure to check them out online from CA!

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    1. Yay! Thanks for checking out the gift guide and checking out our local shops online!

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  17. I love this post! I often find it hard to know where to start when buying from local shops because there are just so many! This is such a good starting point, I can’t wait to use this to jump start my Christmas shopping!! Thanks for the unique finds and ideas!

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    1. Yay, this makes me so happy! It is exactly why I compiled this list. Thanks for checking out the gift guide and supporting local!

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  18. Whitney says:

    Love this list!!

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    1. Thanks for checking out the gift guide and supporting local!

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  19. There are definitely some places on here I need to check out now!

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    1. Thanks for checking out the gift guide Ashlie!

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  20. Tiffany Wesely says:

    I love seeing all of the unique items that the local small businesses have to offer. So many creative designs and ideas. Makes me happy to find such a wide variety of goodies close to home!

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    1. Thanks for checking out the gift guide! And yes, it is so awesome to find the unique things that only small businesses come up with! 🙂

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  21. Kelly says:

    Such great places, some I didn’t know of and have lived here for years! Thanks for encouraging local support.

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    1. I am so glad it was helpful! Thanks so much for checking out the gift guide and for supporting local!

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  22. Shelby says:

    Just when I thought I knew all there was to know about Lincoln. This list is beyond amazing!

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    1. Yay! I am so glad it was helpful! Thanks so much for checking out the gift guide and for supporting local!

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  23. Delaney says:

    Thanks for doing all the hard work for me this year when I go to find the “perfect gift” for my family & friends! This guide is top-notch— hopefully your time here has been good to you and we’ve been “Nebraska Nice”. Much love xoxo -D

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    1. Yay, I am so glad the gift guide will be a helpful resource! And yes, Nebraskans have been so friendly and nice. We love it here so far!

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  24. Kelsi says:

    Loving this guide! A few on here I didn’t know about 😍 thank you!

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    1. Yay! Thanks so much for checking out the gift guide and for supporting local!

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  25. Sarah says:

    This is legit the gift guide we all needed this year! Thank you for putting it together. My new wish list is coming all from this!

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    1. Yay, that makes me so happy! I am so glad you got some good ideas and will be supporting local this year. Awesome!

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  26. Dana says:

    I love the variety of gift ideas offered by these small businesses. It was great seeing some new ones, too!

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    1. Thanks so much for checking out the gift guide! I hope it is a helpful resource for gift shopping this year!

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  27. Taylor Miller says:

    Love this gift guide!! So many amazing ideas and simple ways to support local this winter! Thank you for putting this together!

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    1. Thanks for checking out the gift guide and for supporting local!

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  28. easutton22 says:

    Holy smokes! What a well thought out and prepared gift guide. I love that it supports local business who need the love most this year. I fully plan to reference this guide when gifting to family this holiday season.

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    1. That makes me so happy! That is definitely why I created this guide, and I am so glad it will be a helpful resource. Thanks for checking it out and for supporting local!

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  29. Allyssa says:

    Thank you for this sweet, local shopping guide! This will be useful for supporting our local artists and shopping for my friend and family I don’t quite know what to get!!

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    1. I am so glad this guide will be helpful! Thanks so much for checking it out!

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  30. Jess Hustad says:

    Oh goodness these are all perfectly delightful! #lnklove

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    1. Thanks for checking out the gift guide Jess! Lincoln has so many great local businesses to discover and support!

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  31. Kendra says:

    Wow, this is so helpful and I’ve found new local shops to frequent! Thank you! The perfect shop local gift guide! 💛

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    1. Yay, that makes me so happy! That’s exactly why I created this guide. Thanks for checking it out and for supporting local!

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    2. Thanks for checking out the gift guide Jess! Lincoln has so many great local businesses to discover and support!

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  32. Vaughan Wehr says:

    Love love love!! Can’t wait to shop.

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    1. Thanks for checking out the gift guide and for supporting local!

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  33. Racheal says:

    Thank you for making this a one-stop shopping place!! I’ve always adored Waxy B and Elevate, but excited to shop around at these other sweet shops!

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    1. Yay, I am so glad the gift guide will be helpful for discovering new local businesses and shopping ideas! Thanks for checking it out!

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  34. Ally says:

    Thank you for supporting local and making these awesome shop owners known!

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    1. Yay! You are so welcome. Thanks for checking out the gift guide and for supporting local!

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  35. Linda Busch says:

    Thanks ! I have lived here my whole life and never knew of some of these places !

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    1. That’s awesome! I am so glad the guide was helpful for locals to discover some new businesses!

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  36. Erin May says:

    A great guide to add to our next small business hop!

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    1. Thanks for checking out the gift guide and for supporting local!

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  37. Traci Ourada says:

    Love this! So many amazing small businesses in Lincoln.

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    1. Lincoln has so many great businesses to be proud of and to support! Thanks for checking out the gift guide!

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  38. Kristin says:

    I love this gift guide so much!! I had already been planning to shop local and this guide makes it even easier!

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    1. Yay! I am so glad you checked out the gift guide and hopefully got some ideas. Thanks for supporting local!

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  39. Lindsey Kowalke says:

    We have so many awesome small businesses in Lincoln! Thank you for sharing this guide. I got some great ideas for Christmas gifts!

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    1. Yay! I am so glad you got some Christmas shopping ideas. Thanks for checking out the gift guide and supporting local!

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